Owl News Articles Index - Page 77
Clash of cousins: Spotted owl, barred owl talks take flight at HSU
By John Driscoll, 2005-06-15
Arcata, California, U.S.A. - One of the most fought over endangered species in the history of the West appears to be losing ground to a bigger, badder cousin originally from the East.
Information gathered so far indicates that the northern spotted owl is having
trouble holding onto territory being invaded by the barred owl...
Owl protection is sought
By Alex Breitler, 2005-06-15
Sierra Nevada, California, U.S.A. - For the second time in three years, the federal government will consider whether the California spotted owl needs protection under the Endangered Species Act.
The owl, whose range stretches from the Pit River area of Shasta County to the
mountains of Southern California, recently lost habitat i...
Arizona Officials May Import Endangered Owls
By Ananda Shorey, 2005-06-13
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. - Wildlife officials are considering importing endangered owls from Mexico to boost the dwindling population in Arizona. To protect endangered cactus ferruginous pygmy owls, development already has been slowed or altered on thousands of acres of old-growth, ironwood-saguaro forest.
But with less th...
Owls released after treatment at LSU Wildlife Hospital
By Mike Dunne, 2005-06-09
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A. - The woods and fields south of Louisiana State University got a little wiser Wednesday evening.
Two symbols of wisdom - a barred owl and a great horned owl - were returned to the wild after being treated at LSU's Wildlife Hospital.
Dr. Mark Mitchell and his students repaired the wing on one and...
Great horned owl now protected in Minnesota
By Jeff Dankert, 2005-06-06
St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. - The list of Minnesota bird species defined as ''unprotected'' got shorter by one last Friday.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed a bill removing the great horned owl, counting it among the majority of birds in the state protected under fish and game laws.
Prior to Friday, the unprotected list read ''Eng...
A rare owl makes an incredible appearance in Glacier
By Chris Peterson, 2005-06-03
Glacier National Park, Montana, U.S.A. - It is an odd little owl.
It hunts in both the day and the night.
It has a long tail, hence it's name - Northern Hawk Owl.
The last recorded sighting in Glacier National Park was seven years ago - May
Now at least three separate pairs of the owls have been documented in a
Pygmy owl dies at 6, leaves few kin to mourn
By Tony Davis, 2005-06-02, 1 comment
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. - One of the last three pygmy owls known to live on Tucson's Northwest Side has died, possibly of natural causes. He was nearly 6.
A resident's dog found the bird, which lived near West Cortaro and North
Thornydale roads, in the family's yard earlier this year. The cause of death
will almost ce...
Palmdale resident finds new neighbors by their screeches
By Julie Drake, 2005-05-21
Palmdale, California, U.S.A. - Palmdale resident Kenneth Duvall thought he hit a lucky streak.
The crows that nested high above his front door hadn't been hanging around for a while. Then he met his new neighbors.
''When I saw the owls, I knew why they had moved on,'' Duvall said.
A family of barn owls discovered the pro...
Owls are on the mend
By Robin Lord, 2005-05-20
Eastham, Massachusetts, U.S.A. - David Langler was pushing pine trees into a wood chipper when he noticed golf-ball-sized fluffs of white inside.
The Mashpee landscaper took a closer look as he eased the log toward the
spinning blades. Then he stopped. And the four baby screech owls are happy he
Langler wrapped them ...
Great Horned Owls pose a threat to small animals
By Biff Dysart, 2005-05-16, 43 comments
Marshalltown, Iowa, U.S.A. - One Marshalltown veterinarian has a word of warning this spring for the owners of puppies, kittens and even small breeds of dogs: Great Horned Owls do sometimes fly off with pets that weigh five pounds or under.
Dr. Dennis Drager said that a large owl absconding with a domestic pet is rather